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Investigation Into Hart Co. Murder-Suicide Continues

April 25, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The investigation continues into the murder suicide two weeks ago that began at the Froh’s Restaurant in Hart County and left three people dead. On Wednesday, Northern Judicial District Attorney Parks White confirmed agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation continue to look into the case. “The GBI...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops in March

April 25, 2014

The March figures from the Georgia Department of Labor indicate a drop in the Stephens County unemployment rate. Those figures were released earlier this week. They put Stephens County’s preliminary March unemployment rate at 6.4 percent. That is four-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised February rate of 6.8 percent and 1.6...

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Taste of Toccoa Tonight

April 24, 2014

An annual Spring event returns to downtown Toccoa tonight. The 24th annual “A Taste of Toccoa” takes place tonight in downtown Toccoa from 5 to 8 p.m. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said “Taste” is one of Toccoa’s most popular downtown events each year. “It is an opportunity for our local restaurants...

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Gov. Visits Hartwell to Sign Boating Bill

April 24, 2014
Gov. Visits Hartwell to Sign Boating Bill

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A bill that changes how boaters on Hartwell Lake are cited for violations is now law in Georgia. Wednesday afternoon, Governor Nathan Deal flew into Hartwell to sign HB777 at the Big Oaks Recreation Center. Under the new law, boaters found to be in violation of any boating...

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Work Based Learning Act Becomes Law

April 24, 2014

A bill that 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson supported in the Senate is now law. The Work Based Learning Act, sponsored in the Senate by Wilkinson, was signed into law earlier this week at the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy in Dalton. The bill will change the provisions of and rename the...

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Ga. House Speaker Tours Currahee Military Museum

April 24, 2014
Ga. House Speaker Tours Currahee Military Museum

The State House Speaker visits Stephens County. Georgia House Speaker Representative David Ralston visited the Currahee Military Museum Wednesday night while traveling through Stephens County with 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway. Ralston received a quick tour of the museum. He said he was very impressed by what he saw. “I think it is...

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Stephens Co. Beats Johnson 19-2

April 24, 2014

The Stephens County Indian baseball team opened up its final series of the regular season with a resounding 19-2 win Wednesday night over Johnson in three innings. Stephens County plated five runs in the first inning, seven runs in the second inning, and five more runs in the third inning. Ben Cleveland went 3...

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Volunteer Fire Depts. Recognized at County Commission Meeting

April 24, 2014

A woman thanks Stephens County volunteer firefighters in a letter sent to county commissioners. Stephens County Commissioner Dennis Bell mentioned the letter during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. In the letter, the woman said that Tates Creek, Carnes Creek, and New Hope Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a fire in front of her house on...

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Stephens Co. Still Planning for Stephens Co. Park Takeover

April 23, 2014

Stephens County will officially take over operations of the Stephens County Park next week. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday that it would turn over operations and maintenance of the park to the Stephens County government next Thursday, May 1. Located on the shores of Lake Hartwell off of U.S. Highway 123...

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Stephens Co. Schools Receive CCRPI Results

April 23, 2014

The Stephens County School System sees its scores increase as the state releases the results of its measure used to track school achievement and accountability. Earlier this week, the Georgia Department of Education released statewide scores for its College and Career Ready Performance Index, or CCRPI, for 2013. The state also released recalculated CCRPI...

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